South Australia – at the heart of Australia’s pipeline industry

In the last two decades, South Australia has experienced unprecedented growth in its gas transmission industry. The completion of the QSN Link Project and SEA Gas Pipeline, as well as the gas-rich reserves of the Cooper Basin has enabled huge opportunities for Australia's pipeline industry. The Australian Pipeliner looks at the companies which have helped to facilitate this growth.
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Keeping SA in gas: SEA Gas

SEA Gas, established in 2001, plays an integral role in the continued supply of gas to the South Australian network. SEA Gas General Manager Ashley Kellett spoke to The Australian Pipeliner about SEA Gas' formation, the day of the Moomba processing facility incident, and why a carbon price will be the biggest influence in configuring the future of the pipelines industry.
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Directing pipeline governance in South Australia

As Chief Engineer of the Petroleum and Geothermal Group, Minerals and Energy Resources in the Department of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia, Michael Malavazos holds extensive experience in the history and operations of all things pipelines in the state.
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Pipelining in South Australia – Where it all started: The Moomba-Adelaide Pipeline

As the pipeline industry gathers in Adelaide for the Australian Pipeline Industry Association Convention, it is fitting that our look at the history of pipeline construction in Australia moves to the story of oil and gas pipelining in South Australia, which starts with the construction of the 782 km 22 inch natural gas pipeline from the Moomba gas fields in north east South Australia to Adelaide.
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Project Magnet: a new market force

Critical deadlines on OneSteel's Project Magnet saw the Oil & Gas Pipe business once again prove its commitment to excellence and ability to deliver in the face of short lead times and demanding seasonal requirements.
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SESA pipeline

Following our July story on the commencement of gas supply through the South East South Australia (SESA) pipeline, this month The Australian Pipeliner spoke to several subcontractors about their role in the construction of this 45 km pipeline which has now been supplying customers in Mt Gambier, Penola and Millicent for more than four months.
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Gas flows through SESA pipeline

In May, Origin Energy announced that the new South East South Australia (SESA) pipeline had begun supplying natural gas to the local south east pipeline network around Mt Gambier, Penola and Millicent.
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APIA 2005 Annual Convention Pipelines – Bridging our Energy Needs

The Australian Pipeline Industry Association Annual Convention is always a highlight of the year for pipeliners, and the conference is also gaining a reputation in the wider energy industry as a key event for
discussing the latest developments in Australian pipelining as well as networking with the vast range of suppliers, contractors, owners and operators who contribute to the industry in Australia.
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Convention 2005 – Business Program

The 2005 APIA Convention and Exhibition broke a few records, with the most ever attendees - 430, of which 331 were delegates and 99 were partners - and the highest number of exhibitors, 60 in total.
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Annual awards 2005

The APIA Convention is a fitting time of year for the Association to announce the recipients of its annual awards. This year, Jim McDonald and Tony Marletta were named Honorary Life Members, Garry O'Meally was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry and Darren Stevenson and Ben Rees were named joint winners of the Young Achievement Award.
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In depth with Mark Harper

Following the recent election of Mark Harper into the role of APIA President, The Australian Pipeliner met with Mark to discuss his views on the industry. In this interview Mark talks about the role of regulators and puts emphasis on youth recruitment, research and development to aid future pipeline industry growth.
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South Australia’s pipeline potential

Discoveries of gas in South Australia's Cooper Basin in the 1960s saw the birth of the natural gas industry in Australia. These discoveries led to the construction of necessary infrastructure, including pipelines, which would eventually create a natural gas transmission network that now services the eastern states and territory of Australia.
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Super Cooper: Santos’ Cooper Basin pipeline network

The Cooper Basin, located in central Australia, is a major oil and gas producing basin of Australia. Following gas discovered in the area in the early 1960s, Santos has established and maintains a large pipeline network to facilitate gas delivery to eastern Australian markets.
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Water: Australia’s liquid gold

With so much progress in the water pipeline sector in recent times, and with water shortages in many parts of Australia, it seems inevitable that the water pipeline industry will continue to grow. The Australian Pipeliner spoke to state governments and water companies across the country to see what the future might hold for water infrastructure.

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The Moomba to Sydney Ethane Pipeline

Constructed in the mid-1990s, the Moomba to Sydney Ethane Pipeline provides a natural Australian resource to Qenos' petrochemical facility, located in Port Botany, New South Wales. The following is an edited version of an article that appeared in the July 1996 edition of The Australian Pipeliner. Project Manager Norm Bakker described the construction of the Moomba to Sydney Ethane Pipeline.
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Watching the water in Adelaide

The Adelaide APIA dinner on 28 August 2008 drew a large number of members and guests to hear a presentation by John Williams, Head of Strategic Projects at SA Water.
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EnergyQuest report shows slowing exploration rates

A report from EnergyQuest says the global oil prices are “officially decimating” oil and gas exploration activity in Australia. This comes despite production levels hitting record highs over the past
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Industry rejects ACCC findings

The pipeline industry has come out swinging at the ACCC’s suggestion for increased regulation, saying increasing supply should be the focus. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
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